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Saturday, March 13, 2010

You're 16, You're Beautiful And You're Mine!

Thanks for stopping by!!

In honor of my 15th Gotcha Day, and approximately my 16th birthday, I'm throwing a little last minute shindig at #cokiepawty on on Sunday Mar. 14 from 9am to 11am PST.

Please come by and say hello, and meet some of my friends and family!

I know we're all tapped out, but if you can spare a dollar or two, I'm also raising money for the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter. This is where my mom found me 15 years ago... (There's a widget on the right.)

Her other kitty Lump had recently passed away at 19 years old, and mom desperately wanted to find a cat who needed her and with whom she could feel a real connection.

She went to many shelters and rescues but there at the Burbank Shelter, she walked down the row of cages until she heard me meeooowwww at her. You can hear me meow too, if you press PLAY on the cartoon cat on the right margin of this blog! Just turn off the music player above first!
 Anyway, mom walked to my cage and I reached out and touched her nose with my giant furry hobbit paw and left it there. She couldn't take it. My pale blue eyes and my big furry paw on her nose and the sweet way I asked her to please please please take me home with her... I had her!

She asked about me and they said I wasn't available for another week, and a lot of people were interested! (They also told her I was a girl! - I was gorgeous but all boy! LOL. I guess I was so furry they couldn't tell I was a male!)

She asked if she could reserve me. They said no, that she'd just have to come very early the day I was available. So she brought HIM back to meet me the next day. HE liked me too, but I didn't touch his nose. They both spent an anxious week waiting to see if they were going to get to adopt me. They'd named me Annie. Haha...

On the big day, mom took the morning off from work and showed up two hours before the shelter opened. There were other people there but none of them were waiting for a cat! They opened the doors and mom ran back - but I was gone! My cage was empty! Her heart sank. She slowly walked up front and asked if I was still there. They said all the cats were up front - but I wasn't.

As she was about to leave she walked around the entire facility and saw a nice guy cleaning cages. She asked him if he remembered the beautiful longhair flamepoint blue eyed girl cat who talked a lot. He did and said I was in a different area, something was wrong with my cage and they'd just stuck me in the back!

And there I was!! All alone in a small room of empty cages and I jumped and yelped and meowed and purred when I saw my mom! She ran up front and said she found me and she wanted me! We were both so excited!
 She couldn't take me home though cause they had to send me to be spayed first. They said she could pick me up from the vet the next day. A few hours later she got a page from the vet's office. "Oh no... " she thought. "Something must be wrong. Leukemia, something else... why is the vet calling me already!?"

The vet asked her - "How set were you on adopting a female cat?" Huh? "Because your Annie is a boy and he's already been neutered so you're due a refund." WT?? Mom didn't care - she just wanted me! But she couldn't pick me up till the next day because I'd already been sedated and SHAVED! Can you believe that!?

Anyway, it all turned out wonderfully and we've been together ever since. Me, mom, HIM, and later a real girl cat, Wynnie.

That was 15 years ago today in 1996, and we all love each other very, very much. Even HIM.
So anyway, if you're still reading this...  I'm raising money for the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter. Please consider a donation - even $1 - to this good shelter. We'll all be forever grateful that the shelter took me in and made it possible for me and my mom to find each other.

It's a very nice City shelter, run by nice people and wonderful volunteers, but it is a City shelter and they do have to euthanize pets that aren't eventually adopted or rescued. My donation page is here.

Donations help the Volunteers pay for foster homes, socializing and kitten rescues, go a LONG way in getting shelter pets forever homes, and help support a good City shelter in a time when budgets are being cut everywhere.
Thank you from my
Cokie the Cat   
But you can call me Annie. 
 PS: This isn't really me w/the cake but it looks just like me, OK? LOL!


At March 14, 2010 at 5:53 AM , Blogger Mariodacat said...

he he- Annie - errr- Cokie: dat is such a beautiful story. I am so happy your peeps were persistent and so very determined to adopt you. You are one lucky man cat. Happy Gottcha Day buddy.

At March 14, 2010 at 6:41 AM , Blogger Jacqueline said...

Happy Gotcha Day and Happy Birthday, Cokie!...That was a great story; we're so glad you found a loving home!...You and your Mom were very lucky to find each other=it was fate!!...Cokie, you are such a handsome mancat, we would NEVER call you Annie!!MOL...We hope you have a fun day!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

At March 14, 2010 at 7:33 AM , Blogger Lexie Dogstoyevsky said...

What a lovely story Cokie! I am so happy you found love! You are so gorgeous my mum says you can come stay wif us any time! I fink she might be in love with you heehee!

At March 14, 2010 at 8:00 AM , Blogger Furkidsmom said...

Happy Gotcha Day Cokie! Thanks for sharing your story! Mom had a kitty that was named Fifi once...who turned out to be Slugger!!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

At March 14, 2010 at 8:07 AM , Anonymous cagneythecat said...

Happy Gotcha day, Cokie! What a great story. Some wonderful things were just meant to be!

At March 14, 2010 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Keiko and Luna T. Katt said...

Fangs fur sharings your story =^_^= happy happy day to you!!!!! PURRS

At March 14, 2010 at 10:03 AM , Blogger Mookie said...

Happy B-Day and happy Gotcha-Day, Cokie!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful story!!! BIGGEST HUGS to you!!! :-)

At March 14, 2010 at 10:25 AM , Blogger meowmeowmans said...

Happy gotcha day, Cokie! What a beautiful story about how you came to your forever home. :)

At March 14, 2010 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Percy the Cat said...

Congratulations on your Gotcha Day! We are impressed with your story. Wow! Your mum and dad were sure good at getting you!

At March 14, 2010 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Purrth/Gotcha Day Cokie...yoor story is a good one.

At March 14, 2010 at 11:12 AM , Blogger The Creek Cats said...

Happy Birthday/Gotcha Day, Cokie!!! Hope you have a super fabulous day!

At March 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a story. We are so glad your mom was so determined to adopt you. You've had a lot of years together and we hope you'll have more. Happy Gotcha day!

Oh, and you sure have a busy schedule laid out for this year.

At March 14, 2010 at 8:07 PM , Blogger MOLLYC said...

I found you on Twitter. MY CAT LOOKS JUST LIKE YOURS! He arrived at the Vet's office where I worked in a cardboard box. He had been dumped at a farm nearby. His name is The Keeper, because he IS one, and he has beautiful, luxurious, white hair with orange points and an organge striped tail. I love him I am a blogger, but not about cats. visit me at

At March 15, 2010 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh we are mad that we missed your gottcha day! But we hope you had a wonderful, fun, treat filled day!!

Happy Belated Gocha day!!

At March 16, 2010 at 11:25 AM , Anonymous Cats of wildcat woods said...

Great story and happy belated gotch day - we have an award for you on our blog!

At March 16, 2010 at 2:04 PM , Blogger Spencer Russ Berrie said...

Happy Birthday/Gotcha Day, Cokie again! I hope, you had a pawesome time at your pawty!

At March 17, 2010 at 7:34 PM , Blogger Fin said...

Ah I missed your Gotcha day! So nice to meet you!

At March 24, 2010 at 12:47 PM , Blogger HOOTe CAT blot said...

okay... so a bit late, but i loved that story!!! good one babe!

At March 28, 2010 at 5:42 AM , Blogger PepiSmartDog said...

Loved reading Ur story !! Felt the heartstrings twanging for U as I was reading. Almost needed tissues ! So glad U did Ur "VooDoo" on Ur Mom & Him.
And what a lucky boy to also have Wynnie as a sisfur too ! BTW, what a beautiful piicie of Ur Mom !! (as I lift a copy of that piccie.....) BOL !! Thanks for sharing Ur story with all of us !! We love U Cokie !! XXX


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